Quality Management in TeachingRWTH Aachen
Quality Management and Development in Learning and Teaching
Learning and teaching have long been the step children of complex responsibilities and numerous activities in higher education. Student complete their assessments and written works, but topics such as quality development or assurance in teaching and learning were altogether considered but underdeveloped. However, at RWTH Aachen, a clear noticeable awarness of teaching had begun in the nineties, through the construction of a comprehensive evaluation and the systematic collection and rating of rankings.
Strategic Goals Anchored in Mission Statement
The university views the targeted, aligned with participants, transparent implementation of different instruments for improving teaching and the controlling of the respective measures as the primary tasks in quality management. The strategic goals and the resulting fundamentals of teaching and learning appear in RWTH Aachen's mission statement, which builds an orientation framework for the development of the university.
Practice Relevant Quality Goals in Teaching and Learning
Quality Development and Assurance in Learning and Teaching
Increase of Student Contentment
Intensive and Comprehensive Supervision for Students
Deconstruction of Learning Hurdles
Shortening of Length of Study
Increase in Number of Students Passing Assessments, above all in foundational studies assessments
Increase in Number of Graduates
Pragmatic Quality Management
The assurance of these strategic learning and teaching goals in the mission statement outlines of the main tasks of quality management in learning and teaching. This is linked to the challenge, to specify the known generally summarized goals of the mission statement in a way, so that there are concrete starting points for pragmatically conceived quality management.
Practice Relevant Goals and Instruments
A series of concrete, practice relevant quality goals in learning and teaching have been derived and related instruments developed from Aachen's quality management practices in learning and teaching up until now.
This process is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under funding indicator 01PL11068.